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Kenya & Japan To Cooperate On Climate Initiatives 

Japan is working in conjunction with 20 County governments in the country on environmental matters aimed at improving climate in the counties. Japanese Ambassador to Kenya Okaniwa Ken, while speaking on Tuesday when he paid a courtesy call on Kitui Governor Dr. Julius Malombe in his office in Kitui town disclosed that Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will work with the county government in mitigating climate change effects. The two discussed many issues, among them being areas of cooperation in matters climate change and environmental conservation through research on new drought – tolerant tree species. The Ambassador said that the Japanese government through JICA had supported reforestation initiatives in Kitui and was ready to continue the same activities. According to Okaniwa, the support was through the development of drought – resilient tree varieties in conjunction with Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI). “We are keen to introduce new and improved varieties of trees which are more resilient to the drier climate such as the melia volkesii which can be used for timber production besides improving the country’s tree cover,” stated the ambassador. The Ambassador further said that Kitui was among some 20 counties which JICA plans to engage in adoption of the new approach in order to support farmers in making the right decisions regarding choice of best suited tree species, besides sourcing for market for tree products. Governor Malombe lauded JICA for their continued support in climate change adaptation efforts in Kitui County and beyond. “My administration is committed to upscale tree planting in every corner of this county in order to enhance Kitui’s forest cover thereby mitigating the adverse climate change effects which have over the years threatened water and food security,” he said. The governor welcomed JICA’s support towards success of his environment conservation plan.

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  • We Don't Have Time

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    Dear Ajema Lydiah Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Japan - The Government of Japan and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

    • Tabitha Kimani

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      Supporting the developing world means they will not be left behind in solving the climate crisis.

      • Kamau WA Githinji

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        great to see our county governments on the fore front to mitigate climate crisis. This initiative will aid in attaining the nation's target of planting 15bilion trees

        • Mary Mwaura

          71 w

          This is a good step since drought is becoming a threat. The strategy will definitely play a major role in reforestation

          • Ajema Lydiah

            71 w

            the improved tree varieties can withstand drought hence more planting of trees each season

            • Annett Michuki..

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              This is a good boost to county governments. it will boost reforestation with drought resistance trees

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